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Bill Anderson

 

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From Mary McLeod (Zakariasen) on August 19th, 2011
Bill was a smart,really nice guy I shared some classes with.  Occasionally, some of us would get up early and go out for pancakes before school in his vintage car.  It was a great ride, except that the hood flew up at random while he was driving.  We had such fun!  Dr. Holcher took us through our paces in American History, and Bill always led the class.  He died much, much too young.

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Bruce "Bock" Anderson

- - September 23rd, 2012

 

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Anderson, Bruce F. (Bock) died at age 68 after a long illness on September 23, 2012, at his Maiden Rock, Wisconsin farmhouse companioned by his devoted son Jason, daughter-in-law Ashley, and the last of Bock's many rescued animals, Mona the cat. Born in Seattle, Washington on February 23, 1944 to Edith and Fred G. Anderson, Bock is survived by Jason, Ashley, and granddaughter Emma of Minnesota, sister Barbara Seabridge of California, and nieces Sasha Pope and Christine Ferrone. A wide and diverse circle of beloved companions, longtime friends and neighbors, former spouses, fellow artists, colleagues and adventurers also mourn the passing of this generous, wildly creative man. Bock grew up in Hopkins, Minnesota and attended Hopkins schools as well as Gustavus Adolphus College, graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, spending his senior year in Holland. After graduation he taught art, worked in the paint and wallcovering industry with his father's company, co-hosted an interior design cable television program, and in his later years produced arts and crafts, and captained a nature tour boat in Florida. Bock became a nature lover/adventurer at an early age. Always peripatetic and before he was big enough to backpack, Bock wheelbarrowed his camping gear down the long sloping yard of the family home in Hopkins in order to sleep under the stars. As an adult he would navigate and lead river rafting trips in the Grand Canyon and South America. A lifetime of treks, river trips, and forays concluded with his roundtrip drive from Wisconsin to the art-filled city of Oaxaca, Mexico in the winter of 2010. He described that 2,000 mile journey as his Swedish version of "Nirvana". Unselfish, imaginative, eager to discuss history and politics, host a dinner party, recycle outdoor sculptures, rescue a stray animal, plant more trees, or make a "bakery run" to Maiden Rock, Bock's final river run occurred a few weeks before he died -- floating an inner tube down his beloved Rush River. A memorial picnic was held at the farm on Saturday, September 29. Bock was aided by Hospice Care in his final years. His favorite charity to which revenues from his art have been donated is Physicians without Borders. .Published in Star Tribune on October 7, 2012

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From William Ruzin on December 9th, 2012
Bruce was a childhood friend and neighbor when we lived in Minnetonka, MN.
I remember how much fun we had together as kids. Bruce's mother drove a 1955 Ford and Bruce and I would "drive" it back and forth in and out of the garage.  We'd put the car in neutral, and then one would push it while the other took a turn at "driving".  While I haven't seen Bruce since then, his memory will always remain in my fondest memories of my childhood.  My condolances to his family. 

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Wilton Anderson

 

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Cathleen Armstrong (Nelson)

 

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Bob Beatty

- - March 22nd, 2001

 

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Eugene K. Benson

 

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Orville Bower

 

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Birgit Bringentoff (Louisiana)

- - July 5th, 2010

 

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Louisiana, Birgit (Bringentoff) 65, Scottsdale, formerly of Hopkins, MN. Passed away July 5th after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Rustan and Gretl Bringentoff. Survived by brother, Heinrich Bringentoff (Mariko); sister, Christine Bringentoff (Charlie Cariolano); sons, Anthony (Santhe) and Dean Louisiana; nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Private memorial service was held in Rio Rancho, NM where she was laid to rest with her parents.

Published in Star Tribune on July 25, 2010


 

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Richard Brown

- - May 20th, 2014

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Richard Mark Brown

Brown, Richard Mark of Minnetonka, passed away May 20, 2014 at the age of 69. Rick was preceded in death by parents, Morton & Rose Brown. He is survived by children, Jamie, Jodi, and Adam; grandchildren, Jorden, Zack, Blake, Cade, Kenzie, and Miles. He was a loving father & grandfather and in the most endearing way, he was the ultimate Putz. A celebration of his life will be held at the Hyland Courts Party Room on Sunday, May 25, 5 PM located at 5500 Hyland Courts Dr., Bloomington 55437. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on May 24, 2014

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John Carroll

 

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From Pat Barbeau on January 18th, 2013
John was one of the few friends that I had in school. He was nice and had a lot of character. I felt really bad when I learned that he died in that fire like that. I think of him from time to time. He was a good memory.
 

Tom Clauson

 

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Mike Corrigan

 

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Bill Coyne

February 12th, 1944 - June 21st, 2018

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William D. Coyne

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Coyne, William D. Age 74 of Edina, MN passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends. Bill was born to Lloyd and Marie Coyne February 12, 1944 in Minneapolis, MN. He is a graduate of Hopkins High School and the University of MN. He served in the Army Reserves, and was the owner and operator of Team Concepts for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife Sharon of 30 years; children Molly Coyne of Mpls., Libby Coyne of Mpls., Bob (Crystal) Pace of Litchfield, Libby (Matt) Weimer of St. Michael, Tony Pace of Mpls.; grandchildren Flora, Jake, Josh, Kirsten, Cam, Ali, Lauren; sister Suzanne Coyne; Niece Lisa Jimenez and Nephew Michael Anderson. Faith in God, a family he adored, and love for his country, filled Bills life. He will be fondly remembered as a deeply kind, loving, compassionate soul, who was a true friend and gentlemen. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held at 11AM, with a visitation 1-hour prior, Friday, June 29 at The Ft. Snelling Chapel, 1 Tower Ave, Ft. Snelling, MN 55111. Visitation Thursday, June 28 from 5-7PM at Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Ave S., Edina, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Ft. Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation. A Special thanks to the staff of N.C. Little Hospice, Masonic Home, and Methodist Hospital for all of their kindness and care.

Published on June 24, 2018

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Bruce Curtiss

- - September 22nd, 2007

 

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Curtiss, Bruce C. Age 63, of Orono, died September 22, 2007. Retired 33-year employee of the Hennepin County Highway Department. Preceded in death by parents, Paul & Frances Curtiss. Survived by wife, Camille; daughter, Danielle Miskowic and husband Jamie; son, Michael; brother, Paul Curtiss, Jr. and many other loving relatives & friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Wednesday at St. George's Catholic Church (133 South Brown Rd., Long Lake) with visitation Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM at David Lee Funeral Home (1220 Wayzata Blvd E.) & 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Interment St. George's Cemetery. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577


 

 

 

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James Dahl

- - 2004

 

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James A. Dahl 
 
Of Peterborough, NH, formerly of Lyndeborough, NH & Marblehead, MA, May 23, 2004, at his Peterborough home. Survived by wife Sheila Bartlett Dahl, daughter Jennifer Dahl of Sidney, Australia, sister Jane Dahl of NYC, many relatives and Trans World Airlines & American Airlines colleagues and friends. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice at HSC, PO Box 496, Route 202, Peterborough, NH 03458, or to Yankee Weimaraner Club Rescue Fund, c/o Jean Gamble, 82 Corn Road, Bolton, MA 01740. Jellison Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 25 Concord St., PETERBOROUGH is assisting the family with arrangements.   

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Dennis Daily

July 18th, 1944 - November 27th, 2011

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Charlene Darling

 


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From Beverlee Parenteau Orluske on October 7th, 2012
 
Charlene Darling died many years ago in a car crash, when I was still living in MN. I remember it well, as she was driving with a cat in the car and somehow the cat was spooked and jumped towards her, evidently, and she lost control of the car. The story has just stayed with me for all these years. 

 

 
 
 
 

Georganne Dietrich (Thorne)

1944 - September 30th, 2014

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Age 70, died on September 30, 2014, after bravely suffering the progressive insults of dementia.  Georgie was extraordinarily kind, loving and gentle.  She devoted her life to helping her family, friends and students.  Her husband of fifty years, Steven, her two sons, Joseph (Nicole) and Matt (Melissa); her granddaughter, Sophia; her brother, David (Mary); her lifelong friend, Roberta Whiteaker (Barry); and her long-time caregiver, Jackie Trauba (Todd), all miss her very much.  Georgie’s father, George J. Dietrich, and her mother, Helen A. Dietrich, predeceased her.  
 
She loved generously and unconditionally and was much loved in return.  She was a joy to be with, and even in her last months she could light up the day with a smile, a hug, the touch of her hand, or a joke only she could understand.  She will live in our hearts forever.
 
Georgie volunteered as a reading and math tutor when her children were in grade school and later worked in that capacity in the Stillwater Schools.  Later she assisted special needs students at Penn State University, and for ten years taught inmates at MCF Oak Park Heights and Lino Lakes, where she was proud to have helped many inmates earn their high school diplomas.
 
She loved her log cabin on the Gooseberry River, which she, her family and friends built by hand from over ninety trees they cut on the property, most of which she peeled herself with her trusty bark spud.  There will be a private service on the riverside where the family will place a memorial to a life well lived.     
 

 
 

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Bill Dischinger

- - September 27th, 2017

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Francis William 'Bill' Dischinger

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Dischinger, Francis (Bill) William Age 74, of New Hope, MN, passed away on September 27th, 2017. Bill was preceded in death by brother Lloyd; parents Otto and Ruth Dischinger; parents-in-law, Wayne and Helen Blesi; extended family members, Mavis, Clair, Jack and Jerry. Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bonnie; son Craig (Tracy) Dischinger; daughter Anita (Dan) Retka; brothers Bob (Pearl), Damian, Otto, and Mike; sisters, Betty & Dorothy and close friends and relatives Jim and Diana. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Tim & Lauren Retka, Jaden, Maddox & Jaxon Dischinger in addition to many other countless friends and relatives. Funeral service will be held, Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 11am. Services will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 763-550-1000. Located at 5005 Northwest Blvd, Plymouth, MN. Visitation will be held at the church, one hour prior to service. Bill will always be remembered for his big smile, the twinkle in his eyes, and his selfless dedication to others. He will be remembered by many for his acts of generosity and the joy he always brought to others. In lieu of gifts, please bring non-perishable food items for our local food shelf.

Published on October 8, 2017

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Joseph Dolejsi

1944 - January 13th, 2018

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Joseph K. Dolejsi

Dolejsi, Joseph K. age 73 of Eden Prairie, MN. Preceded in death by parents Mable and Joseph; wife Kaye and brother Jay. Survived by step-son Mitchell Goergen; grandchildren Jacob, Taylor and Evan; siblings Beverly (Leonard) Noyes, Rosanne (David) Diehl, John (Mary) and Jim (Patricia). Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 3rd @ 11:00 AM at Faith Presbyterian Church, 12007 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN with visitation 1 hour prior all at church. Private family interment. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400

 

 

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Bill Donicht

 

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From Jayne Milana on August 4th, 2012
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From Jayne Milana (nee Olson) on August 3rd, 2012
Image Bill was drafted into the Army after high school and was stationed in Germany when he sent for me. We lived in Darmstadt and were engaged for a while, but eventually went our separate ways.  I moved to Italy and Bill came home. He was married for a while to Janet Lerohl (Hopkins '63).  They divorced and he later married Rebecca Donicht, with whom he had a son, Orion, now a musician living in Alaska.  Bill continued to play music throughout his life and was a beloved fixture on the West Bank.  He was closely allied for many years with Dave "Snaker" Ray (of Koerner, Ray & Glover, the trio who recorded John Lennon's favorite album, "Blues Rags & Hollers"), but played with many bands and musicians.  He was an artist, a poet, a singer/songwriter, a musicologist and above all, a guitar player. He died in March of 1998 after a long illness.  
 
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People on the West Bank called him Will Donicht. He didn't graduate with us, I think his family moved before senior year. Will was a dedicated rock and roll guitar player, singer, band leader, and he was good. He was married to one of the members of the New Riverside Cafe Cooperative, Janet Donicht, and they remained good friends after the divorce. He always had a big hello for everyone and was well-liked.
 

Dave Drebenstedt

June 6th, 1944 - March 15th, 2010

 

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Drebenstedt, David E. of Virginia Beach, VA. Died March 15, 2010. Born June 6, 1944. Survived by beloved mother, Helen; daughter, Laura Honaker; grandchildren, Danielle and Kody; sister, Mary; brother, Daniel. Prededed in death by father, Earl. He graduated from Hopkins High School in 1962. He was a Veteran of the US Navy. He will be deeply missed. Flag_4li.jpg

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Ron Dvorak

- - March 8th, 2017

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Ronald Leonard Dvorak
Dvorak, Ronald Leonard 72, Hopkins, MN, died March 8, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Leonard and Dorothy Dvorak. Survived by sisters Peggy (David) Simonson, Darlene Nelson, Evon Peterson, many nieces, nephews, and close friends. Private Memorial.

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Patricia Edmunds

 

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Steve Feinberg

August 3rd, 1944 - February 28th, 2006


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From Cheryl Walsh Hastings on June 7th, 2012
I asked Stan Heller about Steve. They were good friends. Stan said he'd been out of touch with him lately (Stan lives in Guatamala), but Steve drove cab at night in Beverly Hills for many years, and there were a lot of good stories from that experience. Stan also said,"It takes a special kind of person to do that".
 

Lorry Fyten

- - 1991

 

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From Cheryl Heinecke Hradecky on December 9th, 2012
 

Lawrence E. Fyten

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Lorry graduated from the U of M and was employed by the Hopkins School District as an elementary physical education teacher. He worked at Alice Smith, Catherine Curran and Gatewood schools. He loved working with the children and they loved him. We moved to San Diego, Ca in 1974 and he worked as a Quality Assurance Engineer for Kelco and later General Electric in San Jose, CA. Lorry had a deep love for music. He played the harmonica and taught himself to play an electric guitar.

 

 

John Grussing

 

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Mary Guntzel (Keillor)

 

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Mary was married to Garrison Keillor 1965 - 1976.  They had one son, Jason.

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This is excerpted from an article in The Guardian, UKprofiling Garrison Keillor.  

 

Garrison Keillor married Mary Guntzel in 1965 while still a student at the University of Minnesota.  Their son, Jason, who works for Keillor's radio production company, was born in 1969. The couple divorced in 1976 and Guntzel died in 1998. She had worked with mentally handicapped adults in Minnesota. One of the major characters in Love Me is based closely on her and the book is dedicated to her memory. "I really admired her," says Keillor. "She was someone who found herself when she dared to take a role championing people who were not capable of standing up for themselves. Her great cause was working with people coming out of state-run hospitals who were not used to having civil rights and being independent. It was something that deeply engaged her in ways that being married to a writer and moving in a writer's circle did not. She found it awkward and painful and it made her feel self-conscious and inferior."  ......... Jason Keillor says he grew up with the Prairie Home Companion show.  "I remember my mother driving the musicians and artists back and forth to performances and then me picking up popcorn from between the seats after the show."


 

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Dale Peter Gustafson

July 23rd, 1944 - September 14th, 2012

 

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Dale Peter Gustafson

Gustafson, Dale Peter age 68. Passed away Sept. 14, 2012 due to a traumatic brain injury incurred as a pedestrian in a traffic accident on June 22nd in Costa Rica. Vietnam Veteran. Preceded in death by parents, John Melvin and Dorothy; sister, Jean Davis; and nephew, Mark Gustafson. Survived by wife, Barbara; children: Gina (Travis Kruger), Angela (Peter) Samargia, and Brett (Nicole); 4 grandchildren: Jackson, Gianna, Preston, Annika; siblings: Kenneth (Virginia), Roger (Karen), Kay (Dennis) Bergmann; many other relatives and friends. Blessed with intelligence, a curious nature, and a kind heart. Dale was a dog lover, master gardener, entrepreneur, avid reader, and storehouse of random facts. He was a good man. A special thank you to family, friends, and co-workers for your prayers and support through this difficult time. A private family memorial is planned.
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Published in Star Tribune on September 23, 2012

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Steve Halseth

1944 - 2014

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Steve passed away in his home in Bagley, Minnesota in late September, 2014, from ongoing health issues.   He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  There was no obituary.  

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From Mary McLeod on May 9th, 2018
Steve and I dated throughout most of high school.  He was one of the funniest people I've known, and also a great caretaker in his family.  He took care of his mother in her last illess, of emphysema, but ultimately suffered from this himself, because of his smoking.  I loved him, and despaired over his health issues.  The family had other issues, and he did his best to help each of them.
    Meanwhile, we were teenagers, and high school students, and had a good time together.  We loved dancing, driving in his convertible, going to the prom, and figuring out how to help people.  He was smart, but didn't live up to his potential, because his family needed so much of his time.  I wept when he died.
 
From Karen Stenback on December 9th, 2014
I worked for my friend, Steve, at his bar/restaurant, Dirty Flo's, in downtown Minneapolis, along with Carole Murphy and Brian Magnusen from our class, around 1972.  The restaurant was owned by Steve, his mother, and his Aunt Flo, and was named after a similar restaurant in Chicago.  We had fun.   Steve and I have been intermittently in touch, over the years.  He was a good friend.  I will miss him.  
 

Bill Helmer

 

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Randy Hlavac

 

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Joseph Hromatka

 

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Jerry Johnson

 

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From Jayne Milana (nee Olson) on August 5th, 2012
Jerry "Butch" Johnson was always into music and, although he worked at the Hopkins Pet Hospital all during high school, he chose to become a musician after graduation.  He was very successful, and played bass with the house band at the Crystal Chalet on Highway 100 and North 36th.  He used to come over to our apartment to do his laundry and hang out when my son was a baby, and often brought records by new artists.  I remember when he discovered Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Ponies.  He wrote out the lyrics of "Long Long Time" for me.  I think I still have it somewhere.  One night after the bar closed, Butch was driving home in his Cadillac and evidently fell asleep at the wheel.  His car left the road and hit some trees and he was killed. 
 

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Linda Jorgenson (Rees)

- - January 17th, 2010

 

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Rees, Linda P. (Jorgenson) age 65, of Minneapolis. Died Jan. 17, 2010 as a result of cancer. Preceded in death by her father, Lloyd A. Jorgenson. Survived by husband, Richard; son, Paul; mother, Helen; brothers, James and Lloyd; sister, Judy; many nieces, nephews, & cousins; and special old dog, Cali. Memorial Service 2 PM Sat., Jan. 23rd at LAKEWOOD CEMETERY CHAPEL, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S. Mpls. Friends may gather 1/2 hr prior to service. Twin Cities Cremation 612-866-6711

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From Patrick Barbeau on March 6th, 2018
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Robert Just

- - October 25th, 2007

 

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Robert H. Just
Just, Robert H. age 63, of Hopkins, passed away 10/25/2007. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to local Humane Society.
Gathering of friends and relatives on Monday, Nov. 5, from 6-8PM at: Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel 1400
Mainstreet, Hopkins 952 938-9020
 
(Recreation of published in Star Trib November 3 to November 4, 2007.)

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Howie Kaibel

September 29th, 1944 - January 20th, 2017

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Howard Lawrence Kaibel, Jr.

Kaibel, Howard Lawrence, Jr. Born Septem-ber 29, 1944 in Council Bluffs, IA, died January 20, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM at the of age 72. Preceded in death by his parents Wanda Steele and Howard Lawrence Kaibel Sr., and by sister Elaina Kaibel. Survived by sister Gayla Kaibel (Thomas Sullivan), brother Brian Kaibel (Lenore), children Amanda Abrams (Martin), Maria Blair (Duncan) and Howie Kaibel III (Laura), grandchildren Sam, Sophia, and Allegra Abrams, Zora and Willa Blair, Aura and Iris Kaibel, niece Erica Tolan, nephew Eddie Tolan, and great nephew Taj Tolan. Graduate of Hopkins High School and U of MN Law School. Retired Hennepin County Public Defender, Administrative Law Judge. He believed in serving the underserved. A life-long DFLer & Vikings fan, Howie enjoyed trips up north with family, fishing, gardeningProfile pictureg,
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Sandy Kilbane (Griswold)

August 26th, 1944 - May 12th, 2008

 

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Griswold, Sandra Jean (nee Kilbane) Passed away the afternoon of May 12, 2008 from complications related to treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. She was born on August 26, 1944 to James and Eleanor Kilbane at Bethesda Hospital in Saint Paul, MN. At her birth she had two older siblings, Denny and Pat. During her childhood she lived in Saint Paul near Como Park and in Minnetonka. In 1957 at age twelve and to her delight, Sandy became an older sister to Jim III. She graduated from Hopkins High School in 1962. During the summer months while living in Minnetonka, Sandy and family lived on Big Island on Lake Minnetonka. After graduating high school, Sandy attended Iowa State University and received degrees in English and Home Economics in 1967. At Iowa State she met Gary Griswold and they were married November 19, 1966. Sandy worked as an English teacher while Gary attended graduate school at Purdue U. and later settled in Wilmington, DE while Gary worked at DuPont and attended law school. In 1970, Sandy and Gary had their first child, Galt, and in 1974 they had her second son, Cortland. After moving in 1972 to the north St. Paul suburb of Shoreview, Sandy longed for a life near water again and her family eventually settled south of Hudson, WI on the St. Croix River. In Wisconsin, Sandy continued to help recent Hmong immigrant families settle in the Twin Cities area as well as began to volunteer her time in the Hudson School District. She and her family also became active members of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Hudson. In the mid-80's she began graduate school at the U. of Wisconsin-River Falls in Counseling receiving her Master's degree in 1989. She was then a high school counselor in the Hudson School District and assisted in the development and expansion of the Alternative School Program and headed the Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program. Later she helped remodel the Gifted and Talented Program. After retiring from the Hudson School District in 1997, Sandy continued her service to the Hudson community through her work with Community Action where she started the SMART (Students Making a Right Turn) Program matching mentors to at-risk teenagers. She was honored with an Outstanding Volunteer Award from Community Action for her work on SMART and was also awarded 2002 Volunteer of the Year by the Hudson Chamber. In addition, she became involved in Rotary, heading the Peace and Conflict Management Program. At the Presbyterian Church, she was a leader in conflict resolution and developed the Family Resource Center. She was part of the Artistic Council of SOS Players. Most recently, Sandy completed certification in Mediation from Hamline University and was working toward her dream of developing a mediation center in the Saint Croix River Valley. She was also very proud of her role as a Board Member of the Phipps Foundation and being on the selection committee of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. In 2003, she became a grandmother to Arlen and mostly recently to Hal in 2007. Words cannot describe how proud we were of Sandy. She sought to help others make the most out of their lives and strengthen families either directly one at a time, or by establishing and implementing programs for that purpose. She is survived by her parents, siblings, husband, children and grandchildren. A Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, May 17, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St. The interment will be private. Visitation will be on Friday, May 16 from 4 until 7:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson, 1901 Vine St. and one hour prior to the funeral service AT St. Patrick's. Sandy would have preferred memorials be made to the Hudson Area Library Foundation or the First Presbyterian Church Labyrinth Garden. Arrangements entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725.www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com

Published in Star Tribune from May 14 to May 15, 2008

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From Sandy Kilbane Griswold on June 29th, 2011
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Lawrence (Larry) Knight

 

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Don Krieg


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Donald William Krieg was born in Minneapolis, MN and grew up in the Minnetonka Mills area.

 While attending Hopkins Senior High School Donald played the cello in the school’s orchestra and was a key member of the varsity wrestling team.  Immediately after graduating from HSH, Class of 1962, Donald enlisted in the United States Navy to pursue a career in the U.S. Naval Submarine Service.  Donald served on a number of nuclear attack submarines as a nuclear reactor operator. 

One of Donald’s varied assignments was as an instructor at the Navy’s Nuclear Power Plant Training Facility at Windsor CT.  During his service Donald was awarded numerous commendations and awards.   Donald steadily earned rank ahead of his contemporaries and was selected for the Warrant Officer Program in 1972. 

Once appointed an officer Donald was stationed at Pearl Harbor where he worked for Naval Reactors Program for a number of years.  Next Donald transferred to Charleston, SC where he retired in 1984 after 22 years of service with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer-4.

As a young sailor Donald married his high school sweetheart Sandi Warnes, (Hopkins High, class of 1963).  Donald and Sandi are parent to two children, Thomas and Jennifer.  They divorced in 1984 after 20 years of marriage. 

Donald later married Brenda Morse with whom he lived in West Virginia where Donald met an untimely death at the young age of 47 years.  A military funeral honored Donald’s service and at his direction was cremated to have a portion of his ashes shot from a submarine at sea and had the remainder of his ashes spread off the Pali Lookout on Oahu, Hawaii. 

Donald is survived by his brother Thomas Krieg, his sister Suzanne Schoffstel, his first wife Sandi Brown, their son Thomas Krieg and daughter Jennifer Krieg.  The world is also blessed by several grandchildren whom Donald never knew. 

In closing I would like to say it was an honor to have Donald in my life for as long as I did.  His intelligence, his sense of humor and his kindness made him a joy to be around, a great husband and wonderful father.  His passing came far too soon. 

He is our angel and we know he watches over us each day.  

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From Jennifer Krieg on August 16th, 2012
  Being fortunate enough; to be able to say that my father was Donald Krieg, is a badge of honor for me.  I have always been his baby girl and he treated me with a comfortable compassion that made him a really "cool" dad.  It is unfortunate he was taken from not only those whose lives he touched, but those who will never have a chance to know him.  My whole life I knew there was something special about "my dad".
  He was fortunate enough to have met his oldest grandson, J.D.  (my son that was 3 at the time), but has four additional grandsons that will never learn about his love of the Navy, or stories of his youth from his voice.  
  He now has his first great grandchild on the way it's tough knowing he will be missing out physically, but knowing that his spirit is always with us is what keeps us going.
I love and miss you dad, 
 
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Bill Leck

May 10th, 1944 - February 16th, 2004

 

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William Oakley Leck

 

 

Leck William Oakley Leck, age 59, of Cumberland, WI, formerly of West Chicago, IL. Born May 10, 1944, in Minneapolis, MN, died suddenly Feb. 16, 2004, in Cumberland, WI. Preceded in death by father, George; mother, Edith, and brother, George. Survived by wife, Lucia; daughter, Malia (Sam) Brandt; sons, Christopher (Jen Johnson) and Michael; and his brother, Dennis. Memorial set for Fri., Feb. 20, 2004, at First Lutheran Church of Cumberland, WI. Visitation takes place from 10-11 AM with memorial service to follow. Guests are invited to bring an item or story to be shared at a memorial table. Memorials may be given in Bill's name to P.A.D.S. For many years he was a volunteer with this organization that serves the needs of the homeless. Address: DuPage P.A.D.S. Inc., 105 West Liberty, Wheaton, IL, 60187. William is also greatly missed by nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, father- in-law, and many friends.

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Alan Leske

- - September 25th, 2018

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Leske, Alan E. This is to announce that Alan E. Leske passed away after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer on September 25, 2018. Alan was born in Glencoe, MN and grew up in the Minneapolis area. He graduated from Hopkins Senior High School. He went on to receive a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in engineering from the University of Minnesota. His education led to a distinguished career in the oil and gas industry, taking him to Texas, California, Alaska, and Wyoming. After retiring in Casper, Wyoming in 1994, Alan worked tirelessly for 20 years as a volunteer for Meals On Wheels. He was also the beloved "swim dad" of the Natrona County High School swim team, of which his son, Cavin, was a member for three years. That involved driving across the state to countless meets, lending a hand with timing, bringing lunch to the hungry team, and cheering for everyone on the team (but especially Cavin). Throughout his life Alan always put the wishes of others before his own. He was so selfless that he would insist on his family deciding where to go for his birthday dinner. "Wherever everyone else wants to go is fine with me," he would invariably say. Alan was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jeanne, and his son, Cavin. Per his wishes there will be no memorial service. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bustard's of Casper, WY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Natrona County Meals On Wheels: 1760 East 12th Street, Casper, WY 82601.

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Bryan Magnuson


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Magnuson Bryan K., age 57, of Delano, formerly of Hopkins, died June 24, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadette; and father, Kenneth M. Survived by mother, Elizabeth of Mpls.; brother, James (Karen) of Lake Arrowhead, CA; sister, Marilyn (W. David) White of Mpls. Bryan was a running back for the University of Minnesota football team and also the University of Montana. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday at Bryant Avenue Baptist Church, 5601 Bryant Ave S., Mpls., with visitation one hour prior to the service at church and also 5-8 PM Thursday at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 5000 West 50th St. 952-920-3996

Published in Star Tribune from June 26 to June 27, 2002


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From Bruce Bakeberg on July 17th, 2012
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Bryan was drafted by the Washington Redskins and went to training camp in DC in 1967. I was a pilot based in Washington DC and got together with him a couple times. He was on the taxi squad and then to our dismay was let go...


 

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Dick "Max" Mersky

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Richard Max Mersky

Mersky, Richard Max Age 74. Preceded in death by parents William and Clara, wife Karen. Survived by brother David (Gwen). While living in Jamaica he died of a heart attack. Celebration of life to be announced.

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Michael Miles

October 22nd, 1944 - June 23rd, 2013

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Miles, Michael J. October 22, 1944-June 23, 2013. Mike Miles was the youngest of four boys, born in and grew up in Minnesota. Mike attended Hopkins High School and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Mike met Colleen, the love of his life, in the spring of 1971 while volunteering as an instructor for the American Red Cross' Water Safety Instructor Certification (WSI). Over the next 42 years they created many wonderful memories together as well as two sons and a daughter; David (Leslie), Emily (Josh) Davis, and Luke, which in turn led to grandkids Hailey and Kaitlyn, and a grandson on the way. What Mike will be best remembered for is being a great friend and family man. Funeral service Friday, June 28, 10 AM at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley. Visitation Thursday 5-7 PM at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E Wayzata Blvd and 1 hour before the funeral Friday at church. Interment Summit Park Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the American Red Cross or LaSalle Veteran's Home. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577
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From Patrick Baebeau on July 17th, 2017
I alwaays thought Mike was a real nice person,, I saw him at the high school reunion and we talked a lot.
 

Jim Miller

- - June 22nd, 2015

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Jim passed away on June 22, 2015 from complications of the colon cancer he had been fighting for eight years.  He is survived by his wife, Alice, who lives in Sun City, AZ. 

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From Karen Stenback on August 15th, 2015
  Jim was such a great guy.  One of his greatest loves was his involvement in politics, and he could debate the liberal position with the best of them.   He was a member of MENSA.  He also had a love of art and theater.  I had dinner with him and Alice after our 50th reunion and brought him our reunion book,  We had so much fun catching up on 50 years of news.  He wanted to hear about everyone and so wished he had been able to attend. 
 

Margo Mogush (Freivalds)

- - September 17th, 2010

 

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Margo Mogush Freivalds

Freivalds, Margo Mogush Age 65, of Minneapolis, MN, Dubuque, IA and Lexington, VA, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2010. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Edith Mogush. Adventurer and cuddly wife of John, and beloved companion to her sweet girl Emma. Sister of Jeff Mogush and friend to his always gracious wife, Patsy. Devoted aunt to Paul (Heidi) Mogush, Annie (Jeff) Mason and John Mogush. Great aunt to Ben, Emmanuel, Moises and Gilbert. Fellow traveler to her stepdaughters, Jill, Karla and Maija Freivalds. Adoring Mimi to her step grandson Joshua Rubo. And loving chum to countless friends around the world. Margo loved traveling and enjoyed spending time outdoors biking, kayaking, walking, gardening, sailing and being surrounded by nature. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Quest Academy, 3946 Wooddale Ave S, St. Louis Park, MN 55416.


  

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From Marge Tarasar Vajda on August 30th, 2012
Margo and I were the "Mutt and Jeff" of our class as I was much shorter than she.  We lived only two doors from each other during our elementary, junior and high school years.
Margo went to college in Iowa and I went up to UMD and we lost touch.  We reconnected at one of our reunions and again at the visitation when her mother died.
Although our interests differed, we always thought much of each other.
Memory eternal.
Marge
 
From Marlene Iverson Frankson on April 4th, 2012
Margo was a wonderful friend.  We were in girl Scouts together until our Jr. year, and she was a bridesmaid in my wedding.  I had lost track of margo, and was sad to hear of her passing. 
 

Carole Murphy

March 29th, 1945 - January 25th, 2008

 

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Carole Murphy (married to George Jelatis) (Murphy)

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01/25/2008

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Murphy, Carole A. Born in New York City, March 29, 1945, died in Minneapolis January 25, 2008. Grew up in Sioux Falls, SD and Hopkins, MN. Graduated Hopkins High School, Stanford University andUniversity of Minnesota Graduate School. Carole had a 35-year career in social services with Hennepin County. She was a person of dignity, grace, intelligence, kindness, humility and great wisdom. Carole loved travel, history and music and was a voracious reader. Loyal to her friends, she liked nothing better than preparing and sharing one of her excellent meals with them. Her friends relied on her for advice on everything from travel in France, to menu planning to punctuation and proper usage. Carole was teacher, mentor and role model to us all, and she is greatly missed. Preceded in death by mother, Aimee. Survived by husband, George Jelatis; brothers, John of Edina, and Robert (Ina Gustafsen) of Lakewood, CO. She was a second mother to her nieces and nephews. Memorial service at the Lakewood Memorial Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 9. Memorials preferred to the American Indian College Fund or Wellstone Action. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published in Star Tribune from January 27 to February 3, 2008

 


   

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Donna Marie Muther (Carriveau)

 

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Carolyn Nelson (Hewitt)

 

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Craig Nesseth

1944 - 1959

 

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NESSETH--Craig M., age 15, of 3425 Arbor Lane, Hopkins.  Survived by parents, Mr. & Mrs. Rollo M. Nesseth; sister, Pamela; brother, Stephen; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. O. H. Nesseth, Starkweather, N.D., Mrs. M. R. Gall, Lindstrom, Minn., Mr. E. A. Gall, Sioux Falls, S.D.  Services Thurs. 2 p.m., Gethsemane Lutheran church, Hopkins.  Interment Lakewood.  Friends may call after noon on Wed.  Arrangements with Strobeck-Johnson Chapel, Arthur E. Johnson, director, 1400 Excelsior Av., Hopkins.  

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Dwight Olsen

August 22nd, 1944 - September 24th, 2009

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From Pat Barbeau on October 23rd, 2017
I thought that Dwight was a cool guy. He was a good friend when we were in highh school together and when we grew up in Glen Lake together.
 

James D. Olsen

 

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Warren Osgood

November 5th, 1944 - June 8th, 2012

 

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Warren Harlan Osgood

November 5, 1944 - June 8, 2012

 

WARREN H. OSGOOD (Pepper) age 67 of Maple Grove passed away June 8, 2012.  Preceded in death by parents Warren and Irene Osgood and son-in-law Dean Schmidt.  He is survived by daughter Terri Schmidt (Cory Klabunde) and son Greg Osgood (Kristin Archer); Grandchildren , Nicole (Mike) McLachlan , Jason Osgood, Tyler Schmidt, Blake Schmidt, Austin Schmidt and Mason Schmidt.  Siblings; Gail Bogan, Chad (Phyllis) Osgood, Pam Ohman, Kirk (Deana) Osgood, Denise (Bob) Gadacz; many nieces and nephews; Nancy Welch and the entire Welch family; Jackie Whelan and the rest of his dance family; and many other relatives and friends.

 

He was an incredible man and a friend to all.  He touched so many lives and left a lasting impression in our hearts and smiles on our faces.  The many wonderful memories he's created for us all will remain forever.

 

Funeral Service Tuesday 1 pm at David Lee Funeral Home in Wayzata, with a visitation one hour prior to service.  A luncheon following the service at West Medicine Lake Community Club in Plymouth.  

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From Warren Osgood on June 10th, 2012
Image  It is with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes that I report to you, Warren Osgood, Pepper, as we lovingly
called him, lost his battle this morning with the cancer that he was so courageously fighting. He died at 6:15AM,
surrounded by family and loved ones and is now with GOD.
 
The good news, of course, is that his suffering is over - I can only imagine the pain and discomfort he was in, even
 though the drug 'cocktails' kept him from feeling that pain. It is never enough to say, "He will be missed!" but his
sense of humor, infectious laugn along with that sharp wit, will indeed be missed. 

Wayne LaRoche  06/08/2012
 

Sharon Poole (Melin)

- - November 16th, 2006

 

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Sherron "Sherri" F. Melin, 62, of Olathe, Kan., passed away November 16, 2006 in Olathe. She learned in January of her lung cancer and fought a difficult battle, refusing to give up.

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Rose Marie Prepodnik (Tildy Johnson)

June 22nd, 1944 - November 9th, 2014

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Rose Marie Tildy Johnson, age 70 of Polson, passed away on Sunday evening, November 9, 2014 at her home following her fight with ALS. Rose was born June 22, 1944 in Hopkins, MN to Blair and Elvina Prepodnik.
Rose grew up in Minnesota and went on to receive a degree in Nursing before moving to Montana. On August 25, 1973, she married her true love Richard Johnson and they lived together in Polson for 41 years of marriage.
Rose enjoyed horses, sewing, and cross-stitch, stamping, and was active in the Lake County 4-H program with her children.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend will be greatly missed by all those she had touched.
Rose is preceded in death by both her parents, Elvina and Blair and by her grandson, Cody Hall.
Survivors include her husband, Richard of Polson; their three children and their families, Brad (Michelle) Johnson of Valdosta, GA, Sara (Shayne) Hall of Kalispell, MT, Christy (Curt) Johnson of Polson; two brothers, Frank and Don Prepodnik and their families from Minnesota; along with 5 beautiful granddaughters, Ashley, Kelsie, Summer, Madisyn, and Emily.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014 in the Johnson home at 2:00 pm. Friends and family are invited to share in a celebration of Rose's life. Her ashes will be spread at a later date.

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Rose Marie Tildy Johnson, age 70 of Polson, passed away on Sunday evening, November 9, 2014 at her home following her fight with ALS. Rose was born June 22, 1944 in Hopkins, MN to Blair and Elvina Prepodnik.
Rose grew up in Minnesota and went on to receive a degree in Nursing before moving to Montana. On August 25, 1973, she married her true love Richard Johnson and they lived together in Polson for 41 years of marriage.
Rose enjoyed horses, sewing, and cross-stitch, stamping, and was active in the Lake County 4-H program with her children.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend will be greatly missed by all those she had touched.
Rose is preceded in death by both her parents, Elvina and Blair and by her grandson, Cody Hall.
Survivors include her husband, Richard of Polson; their three children and their families, Brad (Michelle) Johnson of Valdosta, GA, Sara (Shayne) Hall of Kalispell, MT, Christy (Curt) Johnson of Polson; two brothers, Frank and Don Prepodnik and their families from Minnesota; along with 5 beautiful granddaughters, Ashley, Kelsie, Summer, Madisyn, and Emily.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014 in the Johnson home at 2:00 pm. Friends and family are invited to share in a celebration of Rose's life. Her ashes will be spread at a later date.
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Karen Pudil

 

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Larry Rohrschneider

October 2nd, 1944 - October 28th, 2012

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Larry Rohrschneider
 
The world lost an amazing husband, father, brother, friend and scientist when Larry Rohrschneider passed away on October 28, 2012 as the result of a stroke at the age of 68. He was born in Minneapolis on October 2, 1944 to Audrey and Raymond Rohrschneider and grew up in that area. After graduation from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Chemistry, he pursued a PhD in Oncology at the University of Wisconsin where he met and married his wife Jean in 1971. Upon finishing his PhD he did postdoctoral work first in Berlin and then in Giessen, Germany. In 1976, he began a long career doing research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. That same year he was thrilled at the birth of his first child, Reuben, and two years later with the addition of a daughter, Monica. The family enjoyed many vacations together over the years, including a Family Heritage Trip in 2010. Larry enjoyed his work very much and continued to actually do his own research until the time of his death. His career was invigorated both by training many young scientists and by two sabbatical leaves. The first was to Melbourne, Australia in 1987, where the entire family enjoyed the experience of living abroad. The second, for which he received a Guggenheim fellowship, was to Lyon, France in 2000. Larry made and maintained friendships with many people all around the world. Besides his work he enjoyed watercolor painting, photography, hiking, and traveling.
 
He is survived and will be missed by his wife Jean and children Reuben and Monica. Also his sister Carol, his mother-in-law Rosella, sister-in-law Phyllis (Mike), and brother-in-law Scott (Sandy), six nieces and nephews, ten great nieces and nephews, and many friends.
 
A memorial service to honor this remarkable husband, father and friend will be held December 2nd at noon at Mercer Island Community Center. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Artist Trust (www.artisttrust.org), Amnesty International or a charity of your choice.
 
Published in The Seattle Times on November 4, 2012

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Jim Sabako

 

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Steve Schultz

- - July 15th, 2014

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Stephen Schultz

Schultz, Stephen 70, of Eau Claire, WI, formerly of Eden Prairie, MN, passed away July 15, 2014. Steve was the athletic and activities coordinator of Eden Prairie High for more than two decades. After retirement, he volunteered extensively at the Park Theater in Hayward, WI. Always kind, always warm, always with a smile. Preceded in death by his wife, Milli, and parents, Donald and Glee. Survived by fiancée, Carla Topper, daughters Kristina (Matt) Maki and Rachel (John) Nielsen, grandchildren Gabriel, Henrik, Leah, and Elsa, brothers David Schultz, and Duffer (Becky) Schultz, sisters Susan Olson, and Lisa (David) Andrusko, numerous nieces and nephews. Celebration of life service to be held August 31st at 2pm at Park Theater in Hayward, WI.

Published on July 20, 2014

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Mike Smasal

- - January 11th, 2017

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Michael E. Smasal

Smasal, Michael E. age 73, from Buffalo, formerly of Hopkins, passed away Jan. 11 2017. He is survived by wife, Lorna; children, Robyn (Tom) Holland and Dennis Smasal; and grandchildren, KaylaMae and Kyle Holland. Private interment at Fort Snelling with a Celebration of Life at his brother Dave's Place on June 16th, 2017 from 4-8 PM.


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Dave Smith

January 25th, 1944 - September 30th, 2018

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David N. Smith, age 74, of Annandale, died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale with Fr. Andrew Stueve as Celebrant. Visitation will be held from 3:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Smith Family home. Further visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church with burial at North Corinna Cemetery.

David Neil Smith was born January 25, 1944 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Lester and Evelyn (LaBrasseur) Smith. David grew up in Hopkins where he graduated high school in 1962. Following graduation he entered the United States Army. On June 30, 1967, David married Clarice Alma Comer at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Robbinsdale. David worked for Honeywell and Tonka Toys before working the better part of his career at his own business, Prototype Products. He retired in 2002. In 2004 David and Clare moved from Maple Grove to their current residence on Clearwater Lake where their story together began. David was a master of numerous trades and craft including Engineering, design, toolmaking, machines, R/C aircraft, carpentry, remodeling, boat building and invention. David’s creative mind and inventive skills served him well in his career. Over the years he developed many innovative products for others as well as having invented and patented a few of his own. A man of tremendous grit and work ethic, his skillful hands could make or do anything his mind could imagine! Being a true outdoorsman he enjoyed year round fishing, golfing, camping, hunting, playing on the water in boats he built and raced or waterskiing, David never turned down the opportunity to be outside. He was blessed with a handsome voice and would often sing while playing his guitar. He loved to play cards, you name the game. Above all, David cherished the time he spent with his family and friends.

David is survived by his wife of 51 years, Clare of Annandale; children, Leslee (Barry) Nelson of Olatha, Kansas, Neil (Ellen) Smith of Chaska, and Jeryl (Yoko) Smith of Meridianville, Alabama; 7 grandchildren, Jadie, Luke and Eric Nelson, Matthew, Evelyn, Higen, and Senna Smith; sisters, Karen (Virgil) Larson of Annandale, and Susan (Frank) Courtright of Champlin; nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law, Catherine & Jack Varner.

Neil and Jeryl will serve as urnbearers. St. Ignatius Music Ministry will provide music for the service. Arrangements entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.

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Jim Steirly

 

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Bruce Swanson

- - 2010

 

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From Patrick Barbeau on January 18th, 2013
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Marge Tarasar (Vajda)

- - February 22nd, 2017

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Vajda, Marge (Tarasar) Age 72, of Plymouth. Preceded in death by husband, Don; parents, John & Rose Tarasar; sister, Connie Tarasar. Survived by children, John (Sandy) Vajda, Karen (Craig) Hendrickson; her pride and joy, grandchildren: Parker, Logan, Ella & Savanna; sister, Mary Weise; nieces, nephews, other relatives & numerous friends. Visitation at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH CHAPEL (1918 University Ave. NE) Friday from 4-7 PM with Vigil Prayers (Parastas) at 7 PM. Funeral service at ST. MARY'S ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL (17th Ave. NE & 5th St.) Saturday at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the family. www.kozlakradulovich.com "A Celebration of Life" 612-789-8869  

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Vivian Taylor (Opp)

 

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Doug Thompson

- - July 1st, 2017

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Douglas C. Thompson, Sr.

Thompson, Douglas C Sr Age 73, of Rogers. Passed away on July 1, 2017. Preceded in death by his daughter, Katie; parents, Geo & Edna Hedlund; birth parents, Jack & Betty; sister, Karen. Doug is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda; children, Doug Jr. (Kelly) and Lena (Tim) Stevenson; grandchildren, Jake, Sarah, Maddy, Ellie, & James; other family and friends. Funeral service at 11AMSat, July 8, 2017 at NorthRidge Fellowship, 12522 Main St, Rogers, with one hour visitation prior to service. Visitation also from 5-7PM on Fri, July 7 at Dare's Funeral Home, 805 Main St, Elk River. Dare's Funeral Home 763-441-1212 daresfuneralservice.com
 

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Joanne Turner (Casmer)

- - December 18th, 2005

 

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Joanne Mary Casmer (nee Turner), 61, passed away December 18, 2005, in her home, in Virginia Beach, VA. She was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota and was transplanted to Virginia due to her husband’s military career. She volunteered at the Navy Relief Society and logged over 2,600 hours of service. She was a Girl Scout in grade school and continued as a leader until her daughters graduated from high school.

 

Joanne is survived by her husband of 40 years, Stephen B. Casmer (nee Kaczmarczik HHS ’61); two daughters, Kimberley R. Casmer-Hill and husband Scott and Patricia L. Hartman and husband John, all of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Alexandria N. Hill, Danielle M. Hill, and Garrett N. Hartman; her parents Ed (since deceased) and Helen Turner of Minnetonka, two brothers, George Turner and wife Steph of St. Louis Park, and Robert Turner (since deceased) and wife Kay of Minnetonka.

 

 

Some random thoughts from her husband Steve:

 

We were in the same classroom at Oak Knoll Elementary for a year – Joanne was in first grade and I was in second grade. We started going steady when she was a Junior and I was a Senior.

 

We’d often ride my Vespa scooter to class at the U of M from Hopkins Crossroad – even in the winter if the roads were dry.

 

We were married June 12, 1965 - before I finished my degree at the U and entered the Navy.

 

When our girls were 2 and 3, we bought a new 1970 VW Fastback in Germany and Joanne and the girls traveled throughout Europe following me on the USS Independence (CVA-62) for over 6 months.

 

When we were stationed at China Lake, CA, Joanne would visit the base package store on Thursdays. The manager’s cousin worked for Fish and Game and knew where they were stocking trout. We fished the mountain streams most weekends with the info. she gathered.

 

The last photo I took of Joanne alive was her holding her newborn grandson.


  

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Bill Twet

February 17th, 1944 - December 8th, 2009

 

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William Oliver “Bill” Twet

William Oliver Twet “Bill” was born February 17, 1944 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Arnold Oliver and Alva Wilhemina (Holmlund)Twet. He died early Tuesday morning, December 8, 2009 at Providence Place in South Minneapolis where he made his home for over 5 years.  He was 65 years, 9 months and 21 days.   Bill spent his early years growing up in Green Bay with his mother and spending time in Milwaukee with his father. Bill and his mother moved to Hopkins, Minnesota where he graduated from high school. He attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1967.  Bill enlisted in the US Army Reserve in 1968 and retired in 2004 obtaining the rank of major. He briefly worked for the Minnesota Vikings as a writer doing media guides. He became a bouncer at different establishments in St. Louis Park and also became involved in refereeing and umpiring amateur sports in the Twin City area.  He has been an avid Green Bay Packer football fan, following the team since the early 50’s. His dream was to write a book, which he titled, “Two More Roads to Ride” about Gene Ronzani, during his final days as the head coach for the Packers. Bill did many interviews in person and over the phone with NFL players from that era. He was also known as “the author.”  He also has been involved in collecting sports cards and memorabilia over the years.  His death comes as a shock to all who knew him. He had over come some trying times in his life, especially the death of his mother in 1993 and this fall he started refereeing basketball games again and was enthused about getting back in shape. We will all miss his varied hair styles, colorful clothes he wore and his story telling ability. Bill is survived by the staff and friends at Providence Place, as well as the officiating community and the sports collectors community in the Twin Cities. There will be a memorial gathering Sunday (12-13-09) 4:00 PM at Providence Place for the staff and friends there. There will be another memorial gathering Sunday (12-13-09) at 5:00 PM at Albin Chapel, 6855 Rowland Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344,www.albinchapel.com  Interment will be Monday (12-14-09) 10:00 AM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Bloomington, Minnesota.

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Frank Viska

1944 - 1962

 

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Bob Welch

June 27th, 1944 - February 20th, 2016

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Robert Earl Welch

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Welch, Robert Earl 71, of Fort Ripley, MN died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at his home. A Memorial Service for Robert will be 11:00AM, Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with Pastor Diane Ciesluk officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather for visitation one hour prior to services. Robert was born June 27, 1944 to Earl and Muriel (Flanders) Welch in Minnetonka. He graduated from Hopkins High School. Robert worked with his father at Welch Excavating in Mound, MN. He obtained his Real Estate and Broker's license. Robert taught real estate school in the Twin Cities and then moved to the Brainerd Lakes Area in 1990. He was the owner of Target Realty and taught real estate school at Central Lakes College. Robert had a huge passion for horses, which is how he met Holly. Robert was united in marriage to Holly on June 1, 1963 in Hopkins, MN. He enjoyed anything to do with horses; he was a true "Cowboy", he loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends, and cowboy action shooting. Robert was on the St. Mathias Township Board; he was a member of the Brainerd Realtor Association. Robert is survived by his children, Scott (Kathy) Welch of Watertown, MN, Michael (Jessie) Welch of Clemmons, NC; sisters, Nancy Welch, Susie Davis, Judy Blue; grandchildren, Tanner, Colby, Bryce, Hannah and Hailey; his lifelong friends, Steve Vollmer and Skip Cottrill. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Muriel Welch; and his wife, Holly. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN.

Published on February 22, 2016

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Dennis Wiley

 

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Marcia Wunderlich

March 4th, 1944 - May 14th, 2013

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Wunderlich, Marcia L. age 69, of Chicago, she is survived by many relatives in Minnesota and a wide circle of friends in Chicago. Marcia was very active with the Chicago Choral Artists for over 25 years. Memorial Service Tuesday, May 21, 5:00 p.m. at Lake View Presbyterian Church, 716 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date in Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice, 1550 Bishop Court, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. Info: (847) 675-1990 or www.donnellanfuneral.com
Published in Star Tribune on May 19, 2013

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From Mary McLeod on May 9th, 2018
Marcia's  talent was boundless, as was my admiration for her.  In high school, we were in the "Girls' Sextet" together, and sang out hearts out.  But heer serious pursuit came later.  She was dedicated to music therapy, and to music, in that order.  Earlier, we were confirmands together, and various other iterations at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins.  It was a different time, wans't it?  She died too soon, of complications that should not have happened during her surgery.  We will surely miss her!
 
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